Foundation Stories

Foundation Stories

Finding Jonathan a Family: How the Melaleuca Foundation Helped One Little Boy Get Adopted

Before leaving the Santa Lucia Children's Home with his newly adopted family, Jonathan Luis* had one important stop to make. He needed to thank the orphanage's adoption lawyer who had worked so tirelessly for seven years to help him find a forever family. "When I grow up I want to be just like you," Jonathan said. "I want to become an adoption lawyer and help kids find a family."
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A Journey of Smiles – A Visit to Santa Lucia Children’s Home

As longtime supporters of The Melaleuca Foundation, we have a place in our hearts for children of Ecuador who need a steady home and unconditional love. This past February, we traveled to Quito, Ecuador, to visit the Santa Lucia Children’s Home and see firsthand how our donations have changed the lives of so many deserving children.
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A Girl With No Name

A terrified little girl arrived at the Santa Lucia Children’s Home on a dark January night. Too young to speak, she couldn’t tell the nuns how she had been abandoned in the bathroom of a billiards hall. She had no family. She had no name. And there was no way to know what her past held. But one thing was certain—her future held hope.
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Hope Restored: Brothers Luis and Josué Ángel

It has only been a few months since Luis and Josué came to Santa Lucía. According to the orphanage’s head nun, Sur Maria de Cisne, “You wouldn’t believe they are the same children as when they first arrived. Luis has blossomed under the patient care of his housemother. He is enjoying school, while learning how to communicate and reach out to others. He’s made friends for the first time in his life.”
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Volunteer Stories

Volunteers at the Santa Lucia Children’s Home wrote letters to Melaleuca and shared their thoughts about the children.
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A Girl With No Name

A terrified little girl arrived at the Santa Lucia Children’s Home on a dark January night. Too young ...

Hope Restored: Brothers Luis and Josué Ángel

It has only been a few months since Luis and Josué came to Santa Lucía. According to the orphanage’s he...

Volunteer Stories

Volunteers at the Santa Lucia Children’s Home wrote letters to Melaleuca and shared their thoughts about ...

A Journey of Smiles – A Visit to Santa Lucia Children’s Home

As longtime supporters of The Melaleuca Foundation, we have a place in our hearts for children of Ecuador w...

Finding Jonathan a Family: How the Melaleuca Foundation Helped One Little Boy Get Adopted

Before leaving the Santa Lucia Children's Home with his newly adopted family, Jonathan Luis* had one import...